Actress Amanda Watson has lost her court case against the internet movie database IMDB after it published photo's of her clearly showing that she was a woman, had listed her as a female actor, and contained several references spread across personal biography and film reviews and descriptions alluding to Ms Watson's sex.
The b-movie actor claimed that she had missed out on castings, roles, and earnings as a result of Holywood studios being able to easilly access information regarding her sex status. Watson revealed her disappointment at the ruling outside the Los Angeles aspiring-celebrity court house, reading from a prepared statement that "Women earn significantly less than men in the movie industry, despite working just as hard and with the same long hours. I still believe that IMDB have robbed me of the chance to win more roles, or earn greater money, by shamelessly revealing my sex to the entire readership of the internet."
It is understood that Ms Watson, 41, of West Hollywood, had worked on a few small roles in low budget horror films since the early 90s, but that she could clearly demonstrate that, while her work pattern had remained fairly steady, averaging one film every two years since 1992, there was a marked drop in the number of auditions she had attended since 2003 when her sex was first revealed on a review of the film "Dark Master of Darkness 3: The Dark Rises" her first credit as a named character.
Despite losing the case, Ms Watson has already seen her luck improve somewhat; Orien-Lazers-Productions have optioned her story for a made for television movie, “Angles, Sometimes Too Lose Faith: The Amanda Watson Story” which is likely to see Richard Polomo in the lead role.